A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Let’s go into Christmas on the right note, with a free podcast of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. (Find it here on iTunes.) Written in 1843, Dicken’s tale remains one of the most popular Christmas stories of all time. It gave us the indelible characters of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. And it invented the notion of "christmas spirit." This podcast is rather well read. If you’d like to read along with the actual text, you can get a free etext here, courtesy of Project Gutenberg.

Also, you can find other free Christmas stories at Librivox. On this page, you can stream mp3s of many different holiday tales.

For more free audio books, check out our Audio Book Podcast Collection. We now have over 40 classics listed and ready to download. Happy holidays.

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